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Pete Hanson

I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?) Hit me up below on Facebook & Twitter.
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Flu Shot May Not Be As Effective As Hoped In Minnesota

Hey, wait a minute. I want my flu shot money back. (Ok, what? Oh, right I did't pay anything. Insurance covered it.) The news of the day is saying the our usual flu shot effectiveness (60%) may not be as effective this year (40%) as we had hoped. Turns out that one of the strains mutated leaving us all a bit unprotected.

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What I Want For Christmas? All Of Us To Stop Drinking & Driving

I had the opportunity to chat with Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota Highway Patrol yesterday, and he said there were more than 500 DWI arrests in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving weekend. WHAT? 500+? Not to get all preachy, but what the hell is wrong with us?

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Don’t Miss St. Cloud’s Winter Nights & Lights Parade

Join 98 Country next Saturday, December 13th in downtown St. Cloud for the 2014 Winter Nights & Lights Parade – presented by Capital One Three-Sixty. Holiday floats, festive lights, timeless music…and children waiting for a glimpse of Santa. Pete & Cindy from the 98 Country Morning Show will be your official parade announcers.

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Today Is ‘Giving Tuesday’

On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we get our shopping done. On Giving Tuesday, we give a little something back. Today, people around the world are celebrating Giving Tuesday -- a day to support the communities and causes they care about. I love the idea, and will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society today.

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Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean (+ More) Add 2nd Target Field Show

Country music star Kenny Chesney has added a second show to his Target Field extravaganza featuring Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, and Cole Swindle. The first date announced was Saturday, July 18th. Now you can add Sunday, July 19th to your calendar for a second show.

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Shaving Away Movember (And What I Learned)

The Movember Foundation fights to raise awareness and money for research in the battle against Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, mental illness, as well as other men's health issues. As a two-time cancer survivor I opted in. A big thanks to my coworkers & listeners that joined me. Now it's over and here's what I learned.

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